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A man rides a bicycle near damaged buildings in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

A man rides a bicycle near damaged buildings in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

A man rides a bicycle near damaged buildings in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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Dancers wearing costumes made of bearskins dance in the village of Asau, Romania. People from this region follow a pre-Christian rural tradition where they sing and dance to ward off evil. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Dancers wearing costumes made of bearskins dance in the village of Asau, Romania. People from this region follow a pre-Christian rural tradition where they sing and dance to ward off evil. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Dancers wearing costumes made of bearskins dance in the village of Asau, Romania. People from this region follow a pre-Christian rural tradition where they sing and dance to ward off evil. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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A sculpture of a rooster that local media say bears resemblance to President-elect Donald Trump is seen outside a shopping mall in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. REUTERS/Jon Woo

A sculpture of a rooster that local media say bears resemblance to President-elect Donald Trump is seen outside a shopping mall in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. REUTERS/Jon Woo

A sculpture of a rooster that local media say bears resemblance to President-elect Donald Trump is seen outside a shopping mall in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. REUTERS/Jon Woo
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A Palestinian woman, who according to the Israeli police was shot and wounded after she attempted to stab Israeli officers, lies on the ground at Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian woman, who according to the Israeli police was shot and wounded after she attempted to stab Israeli officers, lies on the ground at Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian woman, who according to the Israeli police was shot and wounded after she attempted to stab Israeli officers, lies on the ground at Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a sword during a meeting with the "Viking" film crew, as film producer and Director General of Channel One Russia Konstantin Ernst (R) looks on, in Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin/via REUTERS

Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a sword during a meeting with the "Viking" film crew, as film producer and Director General of Channel One Russia Konstantin Ernst (R) looks on, in Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin/via REUTERS

Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a sword during a meeting with the "Viking" film crew, as film producer and Director General of Channel One Russia Konstantin Ernst (R) looks on, in Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin/via REUTERS
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Balloons are released into the sky as part of the year-end celebrations in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Balloons are released into the sky as part of the year-end celebrations in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Balloons are released into the sky as part of the year-end celebrations in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A Palestinian protester runs for cover during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian protester runs for cover during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian protester runs for cover during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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Iraqi security forces take cover during clashes with Islamic State militants, north of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Iraqi security forces take cover during clashes with Islamic State militants, north of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Iraqi security forces take cover during clashes with Islamic State militants, north of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Civilians flee fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters north of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Civilians flee fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters north of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Civilians flee fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters north of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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An adorned Gurung girl wearing a traditional costume and ornaments is seen during Tamu Lhosar or Losar (New Year) parade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Members of the community in Nepal celebrate Tamu Lhosar or Losar with a feast and various cultural programs to usher in the Gurung community's year of the bird. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

An adorned Gurung girl wearing a traditional costume and ornaments is seen during Tamu Lhosar or Losar (New Year) parade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Members of the community in Nepal celebrate Tamu Lhosar or Losar with a feast and various cultural programs...more

An adorned Gurung girl wearing a traditional costume and ornaments is seen during Tamu Lhosar or Losar (New Year) parade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Members of the community in Nepal celebrate Tamu Lhosar or Losar with a feast and various cultural programs to usher in the Gurung community's year of the bird. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Francisco Nunez, 112, poses for a portrait at his home in Bienvenida, Badajoz, southern Spain. Nunez lives with his octogenarian daughter. He says he doesn't like the pensioners' daycare center because it's full of old people. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Francisco Nunez, 112, poses for a portrait at his home in Bienvenida, Badajoz, southern Spain. Nunez lives with his octogenarian daughter. He says he doesn't like the pensioners' daycare center because it's full of old people. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Francisco Nunez, 112, poses for a portrait at his home in Bienvenida, Badajoz, southern Spain. Nunez lives with his octogenarian daughter. He says he doesn't like the pensioners' daycare center because it's full of old people. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
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Farmers wash carrots on a polluted stream during harvest season at a farm on the outskirts of Faisalabad, Pakistan. REUTERS/Fayyaz Hussain

Farmers wash carrots on a polluted stream during harvest season at a farm on the outskirts of Faisalabad, Pakistan. REUTERS/Fayyaz Hussain

Farmers wash carrots on a polluted stream during harvest season at a farm on the outskirts of Faisalabad, Pakistan. REUTERS/Fayyaz Hussain
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Fireworks confiscated from illegal vendors before New Year holidays are destroyed by police, in Lima, Peru. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

Fireworks confiscated from illegal vendors before New Year holidays are destroyed by police, in Lima, Peru. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

Fireworks confiscated from illegal vendors before New Year holidays are destroyed by police, in Lima, Peru. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo
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An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration at a graduation ceremony for Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim air base in southern Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration at a graduation ceremony for Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim air base in southern Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration at a graduation ceremony for Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim air base in southern Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a book with a photo of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during a meeting with ministers at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a book with a photo of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during a meeting with ministers at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a book with a photo of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during a meeting with ministers at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during the trial round of the 65th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during the trial round of the 65th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during the trial round of the 65th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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Killenworth, an estate built in 1913 for George du Pont Pratt and purchased by the former Soviet Union in the 1950s, is seen in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. The estate is now used as a weekend retreat by Russian diplomats, according to Old Long Island, an architectural website. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

Killenworth, an estate built in 1913 for George du Pont Pratt and purchased by the former Soviet Union in the 1950s, is seen in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. The estate is now used as a weekend retreat by Russian diplomats, according to Old Long...more

Killenworth, an estate built in 1913 for George du Pont Pratt and purchased by the former Soviet Union in the 1950s, is seen in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. The estate is now used as a weekend retreat by Russian diplomats, according to Old Long Island, an architectural website. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi
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The Big Ben clock tower is seen through a tree on a foggy morning in central London, Britain. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The Big Ben clock tower is seen through a tree on a foggy morning in central London, Britain. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The Big Ben clock tower is seen through a tree on a foggy morning in central London, Britain. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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